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The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 8 - Chapter 28. Light The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 8 - Chapter 28. Light

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 8 - Chapter 28. Light
VOLUME VIII CHAPTER XXVIII. LIGHTI Two days after the funeral, which had taken place from Calvary, and not from St. John's, Hodder was no little astonished to receive a note from Eldon Parr's secretary requesting the rector to call in Park Street. In the same mail was a letter from Alison. "I have had," she wrote, "a talk with my father. The initiative was his. I should not have thought of speaking to him of my affairs so soon after Preston's death. It seems that he strongly suspected our engagement, which of course I at once acknowledged, telling him that it... Long Stories - Post by : shaulb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 3376

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 8 - Chapter 27. Retribution The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 8 - Chapter 27. Retribution

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 8 - Chapter 27. Retribution
VOLUME VIII CHAPTER XXVII. RETRIBUTIONI The Bishop's House was a comfortable, double dwelling of a smooth, bright red brick and large, plate-glass windows, situated in a plot at the western end of Waverley Place. It had been bought by the Diocese in the nineties, and was representative of that transitional period in American architecture when the mansard roof had been repudiated, when as yet no definite types had emerged to take its place. The house had pointed gables, and a tiny and utterly useless porch that served only to darken the front door, made of heavy pieces of wood fantastically curved.... Long Stories - Post by : shaulb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 778

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 7 - Chapter 26. The Current Of Life The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 7 - Chapter 26. The Current Of Life

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 7 - Chapter 26. The Current Of Life
VOLUME VII CHAPTER XXVI. THE CURRENT OF LIFEI The year when Hodder had gone east--to Bremerton and Bar Harbor, he had read in the train a magazine article which had set fire to his imagination. It had to do with the lives of the men, the engineers who dared to deal with the wild and terrible power of the western hills, who harnessed and conquered roaring rivers, and sent the power hundreds of miles over the wilderness, by flimsy wires, to turn the wheels of industry and light the dark places of the cities. And, like all men who came into... Long Stories - Post by : shaulb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 2967

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 7 - Chapter 25. 'Rise, Crowned With Light!' The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 7 - Chapter 25. "Rise, Crowned With Light!"

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 7 - Chapter 25. 'Rise, Crowned With Light!'
VOLUME VII CHAPTER XXV. "RISE, CROWNED WITH LIGHT!"I The Church of St. John's, after a peaceful existence of so many years, had suddenly become the stage on which rapid and bewildering dramas were played: the storm-centre of chaotic forces, hitherto unperceived, drawn from the atmosphere around her. For there had been more publicity, more advertising. "The Rector of St. John's will not talk"--such had been one headline: neither would the vestry talk. And yet, despite all this secrecy, the whole story of the suspension of Hodder's salary was in print, and an editorial (which was sent to him) from a popular... Long Stories - Post by : shaulb - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 452

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 7 - Chapter 24. The Vestry Meets The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 7 - Chapter 24. The Vestry Meets

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 7 - Chapter 24. The Vestry Meets
VOLUME VII CHAPTER XXIV. THE VESTRY MEETSAt nine o'clock that evening Hodder stood alone in the arched vestry room, and the sight of the heavy Gothic chairs ranged about the long table brought up memories of comfortable, genial meetings prolonged by chat and banter.... The noise of feet, of subdued voices beside the coat room in the corridor, aroused him. All of the vestry would seem to have arrived at once. He regarded them with a detached curiosity as they entered, reading them with a new insight. The trace of off-handedness in Mr. Plimpton's former cordiality was not lost upon him--an... Long Stories - Post by : sansoftyme - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 931

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 7 - Chapter 23. The Choice The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 7 - Chapter 23. The Choice

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 7 - Chapter 23. The Choice
VOLUME VII CHAPTER XXIII. THE CHOICEI Pondering over Alison's note, he suddenly recalled and verified some phrases which had struck him that summer on reading Harnack's celebrated History of Dogma, and around these he framed his reply. "To act as if faith in eternal life and in the living Christ was the simplest thing in the world, or a dogma to which one has to submit, is irreligious... It is Christian to pray that God would give the Spirit to make us strong to overcome the feelings and the doubts of nature... Where this faith, obtained in this way, exists, it... Long Stories - Post by : sansoftyme - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 2878

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 6 - Chapter 22. 'Which Say To The Seers, See Not' The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 6 - Chapter 22. "Which Say To The Seers, See Not"

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 6 - Chapter 22. 'Which Say To The Seers, See Not'
VOLUME VI CHAPTER XXII. "WHICH SAY TO THE SEERS, SEE NOT"I As Alison arose from her knees and made her way out of the pew, it was the expression on Charlotte Plimpton's face which brought her back once more to a sense of her surroundings; struck her, indeed, like a physical blow. The expression was a scandalized one. Mrs. Plimpton had moved towards her, as if to speak, but Alison hurried past, her exaltation suddenly shattered, replaced by a rising tide of resentment, of angry amazement against a materialism so solid as to remain unshaken by the words which had so... Long Stories - Post by : solidarity - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 922

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 5 - Chapter 18. The Riddle Of Causation The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 5 - Chapter 18. The Riddle Of Causation

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 5 - Chapter 18. The Riddle Of Causation
VOLUME V CHAPTER XVIII. THE RIDDLE OF CAUSATIONI In order to portray this crisis in the life of Kate Marcy, the outcome of which is still uncertain, other matters have been ignored. How many persons besides John Hodder have seemed to read--in crucial periods--a meaning into incidents having all the outward appearance of accidents! What is it that leads us to a certain man or woman at a certain time, or to open a certain book? Order and design? or influence? The night when he had stumbled into the cafe in Dalton Street might well have been termed the nadir of... Long Stories - Post by : solidarity - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 1679

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 5 - Chapter 17. Reconstruction The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 5 - Chapter 17. Reconstruction

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 5 - Chapter 17. Reconstruction
VOLUME V CHAPTER XVII. RECONSTRUCTIONI Life had indeed become complicated, paradoxical. He, John Hodder, a clergyman, rector of St. John's by virtue of not having resigned, had entered a restaurant of ill repute, had ordered champagne for an abandoned woman, and had no sense of sin when he awoke the next morning! The devil, in the language of orthodox theology, had led him there. He had fallen under the influence of the tempter of his youth, and all in him save the carnal had been blotted out. More paradoxes! If the devil had not taken possession of him and led him... Long Stories - Post by : solidarity - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 3217

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 4 - Chapter 16. Amid The Encircling Gloom The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 4 - Chapter 16. Amid The Encircling Gloom

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 4 - Chapter 16. Amid The Encircling Gloom
VOLUME IV CHAPTER XVI. AMID THE ENCIRCLING GLOOMI Hodder, in spite of a pressing invitation to remain for supper, had left them together. He turned his face westward, in the opposite direction from the parish house, still under the spell of that moment of communion which had lasted--he knew not how long, a moment of silent revelation to them both. She, too, was storm-tossed! She, too, who had fared forth so gallantly into life, had conquered only to be beaten down--to lose her way. This discovery strained the very fibres of his being. So close he had been to her--so close... Long Stories - Post by : solidarity - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 2263

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 4 - Chapter 15. The Crucible The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 4 - Chapter 15. The Crucible

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 4 - Chapter 15. The Crucible
VOLUME IV CHAPTER XV. THE CRUCIBLEI For better or worse John Hodder had flung his treasured beliefs into the crucible, and one by one he watched them crumble and consume away. None but his own soul knew what it cost him to make the test; and some times, in the early stages of it, he would cast down his book under the lamp and walk for hours in the night. Curiosity, and the despair of one who is lost impelled him to persist. It had been said of him that he had a talent for the law, and he now discovered... Long Stories - Post by : solidarity - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 1964

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 4 - Chapter 14. A Saturday Afternoon The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 4 - Chapter 14. A Saturday Afternoon

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 4 - Chapter 14. A Saturday Afternoon
VOLUME IV CHAPTER XIV. A SATURDAY AFTERNOONI The sight of a certain old gentleman as he walked along the shady side of Twenty-second Street about two o'clock on a broiling Saturday afternoon in midsummer was one not easily to be forgotten. A younger man, tall and vigorous, clad in a thin suit of blue serge, walked by his side. They were followed by a shouting troop of small boys who overran the pavements, and some of whom were armed with baseball bats. The big trolley car was hailed by a dozen dirty little hands. Even the grumpy passengers were disarmed. The... Long Stories - Post by : solidarity - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 1803

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 4 - Chapter 13. Winterbourne The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 4 - Chapter 13. Winterbourne

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 4 - Chapter 13. Winterbourne
VOLUME IV CHAPTER XIII. WINTERBOURNEI Hodder fell asleep from sheer exhaustion, awaking during the night at occasional intervals to recall chimerical dreams in which the events of the day before were reflected, but caricatured and distorted. Alison Parr was talking to the woman in the flat, and both were changed, and yet he identified both: and on another occasion he saw a familiar figure surrounded by romping, ragged children--a figure which turned out to be Eldon Parr's! Finally he was aroused by what seemed a summons from the unknown--the prolonged morning whistle of the shoe factory. For a while he lay... Long Stories - Post by : solidarity - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 686

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 3 - Chapter 12. The Woman Of The Song The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 3 - Chapter 12. The Woman Of The Song

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 3 - Chapter 12. The Woman Of The Song
VOLUME III CHAPTER XII. THE WOMAN OF THE SONGOn leaving Mr. Bentley, Hodder went slowly down Dalton Street, wondering that mere contact with another human being should have given him the resolution to turn his face once again toward the house whither he was bound. And this man had given him something more. It might hardly have been called faith; a new courage to fare forth across the Unknown--that was it; hope, faint but revived. Presently he stopped on the sidewalk, looked around him, and read a sign in glaring, electric letters, Hotel Albert. Despite the heat, the place was ablaze... Long Stories - Post by : solidarity - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 959

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 2 - Chapter 8. The Line Of Least Resistance The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 2 - Chapter 8. The Line Of Least Resistance

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 2 - Chapter 8. The Line Of Least Resistance
VOLUME II CHAPTER VIII. THE LINE OF LEAST RESISTANCEFrom the vantage point of his rooms in the parish house, Hodder reviewed the situation. And despite the desires thronging after him in his flight he had the feeling of once who, in the dark, has been very near to annihilation. What had shaken him most was the revelation of an old enemy which, watching its chance, had beset him at the first opportunity; and at a time when the scheme of life, which he flattered himself to have solved forever, was threatening once more to resolve itself into fragments. He had, as... Long Stories - Post by : solidarity - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 668

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 2 - Chapter 7. The Kingdoms Of The World The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 2 - Chapter 7. The Kingdoms Of The World

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 2 - Chapter 7. The Kingdoms Of The World
VOLUME II CHAPTER VII. THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLDI When summer arrived, the birds of brilliant plumage of Mr. Hodder's flock arose and flew lightly away, thus reversing the seasons. Only the soberer ones came fluttering into the cool church out of the blinding heat, and settled here and there throughout the nave. The ample Mr. Bradley, perspiring in an alpaca coat, took up the meagre collection on the right of the centre aisle; for Mr. Parr, properly heralded, had gone abroad on one of those periodical, though lonely tours that sent anticipatory shivers of delight down the spines of foreign... Long Stories - Post by : solidarity - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 3132

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 2 - Chapter 6. 'Watchman, What Of The Night?' The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 2 - Chapter 6. "Watchman, What Of The Night?"

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 2 - Chapter 6. 'Watchman, What Of The Night?'
VOLUME II CHAPTER VI. "WATCHMAN, WHAT OF THE NIGHT?"It was one of those moist nights of spring when the air is pungent with the odour of the softened earth, and the gentle breaths that stirred the curtains in Mr. Parr's big dining-room wafted, from the garden, the perfumes of a revived creation,--delicious, hothouse smells. At intervals, showers might be heard pattering on the walk outside. The rector of St. John's was dining with his great parishioner. Here indeed were a subject for some modern master, a chance to picture for generations to come an aspect of a mighty age, an age... Long Stories - Post by : solidarity - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 975

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 2 - Chapter 5. The Rector Has More Food For Thought The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 2 - Chapter 5. The Rector Has More Food For Thought

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 2 - Chapter 5. The Rector Has More Food For Thought
VOLUME II CHAPTER V. THE RECTOR HAS MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHTI Sunday after Sunday Hodder looked upon the same picture, the winter light filtering through emblazoned windows, falling athwart stone pillars, and staining with rich colours the marble of the centre aisle. The organ rolled out hymns and anthems, the voices of the white robed choir echoed among the arches. And Hodder's eye, sweeping over the decorous congregation, grew to recognize certain landmarks: Eldon Parr, rigid at one end of his empty pew; little Everett Constable, comfortably, but always pompously settled at one end of his, his white-haired and distinguished-looking wife... Long Stories - Post by : solidarity - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 1233

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 1 - Chapter 4. Some Riddles Of The Twentieth Century The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 1 - Chapter 4. Some Riddles Of The Twentieth Century

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 1 - Chapter 4. Some Riddles Of The Twentieth Century
VOLUME I CHAPTER IV. SOME RIDDLES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURYI Although he found the complications of a modern city parish somewhat bewildering, the new rector entered into his duties that winter with apostolic zeal. He was aware of limitations and anomalies, but his faith was boundless, his energy the subject of good-natured comment by his vestry and parishioners, whose pressing invitations' to dinners he was often compelled to refuse. There was in John Hodder something indefinable that inflamed curiosity and left it unsatisfied. His excuse for attending these dinners, which indeed were relaxing and enjoyable, he found in the obvious duty... Long Stories - Post by : solidarity - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 1022

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 1 - Chapter 3. The Primrose Path The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 1 - Chapter 3. The Primrose Path

The Inside Of The Cup - Volume 1 - Chapter 3. The Primrose Path
VOLUME I CHAPTER III. THE PRIMROSE PATHI Nelson Langmaid's extraordinary judgment appeared once more to be vindicated. There had been, indeed, a critical, anxious moment, emphasized by the agitation of bright feminine plumes and the shifting of masculine backs into the corners of the pews. None got so far as to define to themselves why there should be an apparent incompatibility between ruggedness and orthodoxy--but there were some who hoped and more who feared. Luther had been orthodox once, Savonarola also: in appearance neither was more canonical than the new rector. His congregation, for the most part, were not analytical. But... Long Stories - Post by : bumper9 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Winston Churchill - Read : 1648